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Genital Herpes Treatment

Order a prescription for herpes treatment

If you have genital herpes and want treatment to hand for when outbreaks occur, you can order a prescription for the antiviral medicines Aciclovir and Valaciclovir from us online.

If you suffer from six or more herpes outbreaks a year, then you may wish to order a prescription for herpes suppression therapy. You will take a low dose of the antiviral genital herpes treatment every day to help prevent future herpes outbreaks.

To place an order, fill in our brief questionnaire below. Our doctor will review your answers and approve appropriate treatment.

You can use your prescription to buy your medication at any pharmacy in Ireland.

Use our online assessment to order. A Superdrug Online Doctor will complete your prescription and we'll post it to you.

How our service works

  • Complete a short questionnaire about your health. 
  • Order and pay for your prescription. 
  • A Superdrug Online Doctor will approve a prescription for an appropriate treatment.
  • Orders received before 4pm will be processed the same day. Orders received after 4pm will be processed the next working day.
  • Once your prescription has been dispatched, you will receive it within 3-5 working days.

Common side effects from Aciclovir can include:

  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Feeling sick
  • Diarrhoea
  • Stomach pain
  • Skin rashes or itching
  • Tiredness

Common side effects from Valaciclovir can include:

  • Headaches
  • Feeling sick

The symptoms of herpes outbreaks will usually go away by themselves within 10 days, but they can be very painful during that time.

Alternatives to the antiviral medicines we offer include using an anaesthetic gel to ease the pain or soaking the affected skin with salt water.

More information

Use our online assessment to order. A Superdrug Online Doctor will complete your prescription and we'll post it to you.